TAKE VITAMIN D AND MAGNESIUM TOGETHER
Magnesium turns Vitamin D to its active form so you should always take them together.
ORGANIC FOODS ARE GOOD FOR YOU AND FOR THE PLANET
The benefits of choosing organic include better nutrient content and less chemical residue. When possible, reach for organic meats, cheeses, and produce at the store.
Look for organic certifications on labels to ensure your food was grown with care for the planet. Farmers’ markets and local farms are great places to find organic options. A recent innovation in organic farming is regenerative agriculture; this goes a step beyond organic by managing the land with holistic, forward-thinking methods.
WHAT A GOOD POSTURE LOOKS LIKE
A good posture means having your shoulders and hips even, chin parallel to the floor, and weight evenly distributed on both feet. If you’re feeling a little out of balance, simple exercises can help to improve your posture. Focus specifically on stretches and activities that build muscle strength and improve your balance.
LONELINESS CAN REDUCE YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCY
People who are feeling isolated lonely may be more prone to disease and illness because their immune system is weakened. But, it’s unknown whether this risk stems from isolation itself or other factors that are associated with it. In fact, some experts estimate that loneliness can decrease your life expectancy by as much as 15 years. That’s similar to the effects of obesity and smoking 15 cigarettes daily!
To fight loneliness, just being around other people can be beneficial. So get out there and socialize! Getting a pet can also help reduce feelings of loneliness.
YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE BY EATING CHOCOLATE
Chocolate is often seen as a guilty pleasure. However, it turns out it’s good for you too! Dark chocolate in particular is high in antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. Dark chocolate’s high magnesium and cocoa content can also reduce blood pressure and improve the health of your blood vessels. For the most health benefits, try to choose chocolate that has at least 70% cocoa.
YOU AN GET ADDICTED TO CARBOHYDRATES
Just like you can get addicted to drugs or alcohol, you can also become addicted to carbs. This is because carbs trigger the release of dopamine, which is the same hormone that’s released when people abuse drugs or alcohol.
Try to limit your carb intake. This means avoiding white bread, cereals and pasta, and choosing wholegrain options instead.
And, if you feel like you’re addicted to carbs, there’s someone out there who can help, and much easier than an addiction to drugs or alcohol (thank goodness)!